Retro arcade bar ‘Four Quarters’ to launch in Newcastle


After huge success across London and Bristol, retro arcade bar Four Quarters is heading up North to bring both Geordie natives and toon tourists their new favourite hotspot. Described as the UK’s original and best arcade bar, Four Quarters are continuing their expansion from venues in Peckham, Bristol, Hackney Wick and Elephant Park.


The hugely popular retro gaming venue has confirmed a new Dean Street location, with plans to move into the basement and lower ground floor of the former restaurant, Gershwin’s.


Four Quarters - named after the fact that 1.50 gets you four American quarters to feed into their machines - boasts a varied collection of vintage arcade games from the 1970s to the mid-2000s. Visitors can enjoy themselves on the lovingly restored machines, from throwback favourites such as Pac-Man to the more modern likes of Time Crisis 2. There are also comfy booths with various old school consoles, from the Megadrive, N64, to the beloved PS2. After working up an appetite, guests can also enjoy a range of pizza, classic and themed cocktails, and local craft beer.


To level up this unique experience, Four Quarters promises a jam-packed schedule of live events, including but not limited to film screenings and a pop culture quiz. With something for everyone, the new venue plans to claim the title of the coolest spot on Newcastle’s block. Four Quarters plans to open its doors in late November and visitors will be able to feed their quarters into retro machines 7 days a week.

Ahead of its Dean Street opening, Four Quarters co-founder Francois Kitching, who hails from Newcastle, commented: "We're immensely proud to be opening our latest Four Quarters location in my hometown and on a street that has been important to me for as long as I can remember. Dean Street was part of my old stomping grounds, where rave culture record stores carried me through my formative years.


"While the opening has been a long and involved process, we have worked closely with all of the city's stakeholders to make sure that everyone is happy, especially our future FQ community. We love Newcastle and I've missed Newcastle, so we couldn't be more excited to bring Four Quarters 'arcade bar' to the toon!"


Fellow-co founder Marc Jones, added: "The goal was always not to be just a 'London brand'. We want Four Quarters to be a key part of the nightlife scene that thrives across the country, including cities other than London."


Whether you're planning for a wild night out on the toon, just having a casual evening with friends or fancy an intense high-score gaming battle, Four Quarters provides one-of-a-kind experiences alongside a wide selection of food, drinks and arcade games.


This latest addition to Newcastle’s renowned night life has a lot to live up to, but Four Quarters is expected to top the city’s leaderboard in no time.


To be the first to find out info about Newcastle's hottest new original arcade bar Four Quarters, head to: https://fourquarters.bar/

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